tv [untitled] April 22, 2013 6:30pm-7:00pm PDT
representing the asian-american community city. we are a small community center, but we are here for the last 12 years. we see other cbo's come and go. but we stay. we are serving the underprivileged asian community immigrant communities. they don't have the means or language skills to do better in their life. so we are helping them in many other ways. and also have small business owners to enhance. and how to strive in a bad economic time. i am telling you that district 10 and bay-view hunter's point
is the future. so i ask seeking your attention to come to this area and look for the future. here we are, we are not doing very good economically, but we are rich in spirit and we are rich in talent. thank you. >> thank you, mr. chen. and now district 11 community representative, rachel ebora and nicole agbiyone. and then we have omar community collaborative, gwen brown. >> good afternoon, i am the
executive director of burnle heights. >> good evening, our organization works through the vitalized commission street in excelior planning collaboratives. 57% are foreign born. 74% of the households are considered family households. 18% of the residents live in linguistic isolation. 27% of the hispanic and 27% of the asian-speaking homes lack community services. there are few public plazas or places for all ages and ethnicities together. we have a lack of venues and clubs for all ages. and the poverty is 7.54%.
>> with nicole i participate in the excelsior that is in the heart of the mission. in the collaborative one thing that we accomplished is putting together the process of strategic planning and envisioning for the community. and with various community meetings that involve over 15 organizations. and we put together with the help of supervisor avalos' office and the values of the community. and these are values that community members came to put together. i am going to continue for 15 more seconds.
these were community engagement and empowerment, and neighborhood diversity and economic justice and healthy equality for all. all in all we got 23 proposals from committee members and we provided funding for 14 of those projects and we look forward to work together to keep the neighborhood vibrant. thank you. >> good evening, i am the executive director of inner city youth in district 11 and i represent the lake view (inaudible). the young people that we serve is 14-24. and are victims and perpetrates -- perpetrators of violence. they want us to bring up the focus in district 11 on jobs,
and after-school programming for high school and middle school students. senior services. and revitalization of the broad randolph street and mission street corridor. district 11 is unique, we have been an under-resourced district and we need more from the city. we are committed and organized and have capacity. we are willing to work with the city to improve our district. and are asking for a meeting with the mayor, and workforce development and other city departments to set a plan of action in place. we want to make district 11 equally inviting and welcoming part of san francisco as other districts are. so i don't want to take up too much time. that's briefly what we are here -- the omic would like to present to the panel today. thank you.
rrn fors fo they told me to stand in one place, i am use this mic. before i bring up eric mcdonald from the united way. raise your hands if you have comment cards, we will give you one more opportunity get those collected. now we will hear from eric mcdonald from united way and the summer job plus success in 2012. >> good evening, mayor and supervisors and department heads, eric mcdonald. summer jobs plus, briefly, a partnership between the mayor's office and work development and school district as well as department of children, youth and family. last summer the mayor stepped up to provide jobs for young
people. success for over 5200 jobs. 39% started at summer jobs and became permanent jobs. our long-time vision is to create a pipeline for young people and to have jobs for school academies, and college and ultimately higher education. we have a growing workforce ready for the job as the economy continues to grow. this summer the goal is 6,000. we will be launching on april 30, launching at city hall at 11 a.m. may 11, for the young people, musconnie center west, we will have a youth resource fair for all jobs and resources working with you on soft skills around interview skills. we will have folks reviewing resumes and mock interviews. we want the young people to join
us and we hit the ground running. let me end by saying thank you to the mayor and raising your hand. he continues to be the envy of many in the country. and secondly to the department heads that raised their hand to say we would step up. thank you to all department heads who stepped up to provide these wonderful opportunities of the young people. with that, let me call on a young person last summer that went from a summer job to a permanent job, welcome kae. >> thank you, my name is tomas, and last year i participated in the summer job program, and i got to learn about property management and accounts
receivable and accounts payable. at the end of the six weeks i was asked from my supervisor to be a permanent hire. i immediately said yes, because i get to work in the financial district, get to suit up. and i get to learn about all types of real estate management stuff. i highly encourage all youth to continue with match bridge and go on in life. and i want to say that i want to emphasize on the youth for mayor ed lee. the youth is our future, and if we don't make our youth strong. how is our future going to be strong? and i would like to say thank you to mayor lee and department heads, and have a great day. >> now we are going to the fun part. and we will do public comment. a couple of things before we
move forward. i want everyone to be mindful, i am just the moderator. i don't put the cards in order or pick them. i am just the moderator and making sure we stay on schedule. with that said, we will call up the first group of speakers. you have a maximum of two minutes. be mindful we want everyone the opportunity to speak. i will call up the names of the first group. we have a timekeeper here, he will let you know when you have one minute left, when you have 30 seconds left and when it's time to stop. first we have candace pierceson, district 10, and represent girls 2,000 and their group. mike brown representing district 10 and 11. lisa prosak, direct 10.
lance hill district 10 and charlie walker district 10. >> i am blandy mack, the program director of girls 2,000. we are a hunter's point family. we have been in the community over for 13 years, and we are here to address the cut in funding for girls 2,000. we offer more than after-school programs as i heard earlier. we do year-round programming, all summer programming, and green education and life-skill building and we are extended family. more than just a program, the new name for case managers is care managers. because we take care of our girls in the community. they are not a case, they are humans, they are spirit and energy and clearly the future.
we come to you today and i brought a couple of my girls with me. and what we do in girls 2,000. and in the gardens my girls showed up their skills something that every black woman. and i will introduce dejenae and why she comes to girls 2,000. >> my name is janeja, i come to 2,000 because after school i usually go home and be bored. when i go to 2000 i have fun with my friends. >> my name is talae, i go to girls 2000 and they help me with me homework and i know some of my math now. >> a small comment, i have an
older girl, i am proud of her, she's giving me a look. she's not graduated from the garden and working with the tree service, planting trees in the community. more than just district 10. we are moving them up and out and creating real sustainability within our community. >> i am karylna, i have gone to girl's 2000 and i learned they are there when you need them. say your parents are not here, and you can call them and they are there for you any time. they don't leave you out and like i was working at the garden. i don't work there no more, but they are still there for you even though you are not a part of the area. they are a lot of help. they give you great advice. i can go to them when i need them. i really love it there. and we really like it because we
need more money to help us go to trips. like to go to nevada and travel and see the world. you know, that's about it. [applause] >> hello. my name is candace peerson, i started off in girls 2000 a few years ago, i am not going to tell you how many, because then you know my age. i am here to talk about the cut. last friday we received e-mail that we got like cut bad. and i am basically here to propose when i go out on maternity leave and come back, that all of this is situated and it's really hurtful because this is a program that i started out when i was a youth and to see that they may not have that when they get older like started
working in that garden. and now i am a bookkeeper. i was able to go to san francisco state university because of the workers at girls 2000. now my mom wouldn't let college not an option but i have people on my back. and these girls have that now, but if they don't have the money, what are they going to do? and (inaudible) is telling me it's going to be okay, and deep down i don't know if we will be able to come back and have a program after april 31. and that's sad because school starts. like what are these girls going to do? some of them don't have money for school supplies or backpacks. they can't even go home and get a meal. and i am not being funny and not crying because i am pregnant, saying that pregnant people are
emotional. this is real, and it hurts me to be at that office and not knowing if these girls can come and we may have to close our doors. i hope you guys take that into consideration. >> mike brown. [applause] >> excuse me, shamon, could you ask girls 2000 how much was cut? >> she told me 110,000. >> okay. thank you. >> mike brown, founder of inner city youth. i been working with the youth from bay-view, lakeview, and just about every community in san francisco. these young men you know the mayor is talking about rolling
out his violence prevention plan. if he knew the work i do in this community, he would be calling me in. i been here since i retired in muny from 2005. we have been funded since 97. and i wouldn't accept pay for three years. now my pay is minimum, i do it because people think a guy is getting funded. you assume what my salary is. and i hire people that get paid more than me. but enough for me, i am fighting for the kids. and we done lost so many kids out here it's just sad. and for us to get cut on the resurgence program and i hope they come to the studio and we
help them get their cds and their whole program to be able to go out in the community and give people their dvd's and cd's so they can run their own record label. we want to get on a positive note and not talk about this negative rap. if the mayor is going to be serious about violence prevention. we have kids from every community sitting in your inner city youth. and you can come there and see for yourself. i hope that they will give us the money for the multi-media project and tommy, say something. >> my name is tommy, basically what icy what it does from tuesday to saturday they do like studio time. show you how to do your videos, and make beats. and on saturday is a clean-up
day. and everyone gets paid (inaudible) that's basically it. >> lisa. >> hello, my name is lisa scola, i live in district 10 on wisconsin street. i am very happy that the budget is being balanced. thank you very much and i am happy about our supervisor cohen. i am an artist and i have been writing opera in district 10 for 20 years. and bringing people in from the community to perform in the operas. classical music and orchestras. and wonderful things happen and these are our resources. i want to ask if they will continue and increase the cultural equity grants and the
san francisco art commission is reviewing these things. and the benefit of doing this, it's a small amount of money. it ties in with the daniel webster concept of keeping the parents happy of the tech boom who will find this a culturally vivid and challenging and beautiful hill. where they can see international opera and classical music. because this stuff does happen here really high-quality arts. thank you. >> good evening, i am lance burton. i will read this, i am happy that you have chosen to share your budget plans. this is a community that needs more than just jobs, we are
advancing the momentum towards careers. the industrial age has passed. the waterfront that sustained our community in the 40s and 50s is gone. construction is merely a hopeful opportunity. in this building we are preparing competent and reliable and productive citizens to run their own businesses and skills and launch their creative talents on to the global stage. our mission is to build on our innate work ethic. we see the work-based knowledge and opportunities that are here. but we refuse to allow our southeast community to be left behind from opportunities and wealth in san francisco now. we recognize that environmental complications have impacted the maturation of some of our young people development. we will not let uninformed futility curve our aspirations to regaining our position as a
complete and thriving community. here at the southeast community facility thanks in parts to a b-top grant administered through the city of college of san francisco community network information technology department. some of whom those members are here standing around the room. i see a half dozen or so. advocated by the chairwomanas city college, and mr. al yeatts and others. we have established media opportunity and entrepreneurship opportunity through a simple class. with the support of southeast facility -- if you give me 30 seconds. of dr. jackson and the black leadership chapter we have provided for a model program for the teens. we would like to take our
program off line and continue pushing this program forward mr. mayor. >> hi, i am lana miller, with hu hunter's point family. and i have so many things to talk about and so many things we are passionate and work on. now i am here in my role as a member of the mental health board and particularly for trauma and community related violence. i know for the last years barbara garcia has counted mental services in d-10 as community and violence and trauka. and for years we have talked about it and talked about it and
when we try to engage the department of health, we got yes we understand it's a priority but we don't know what to do. in november/october last year in 20 2012, we had the southeast mental health summit around trauma. and a large segment of the community and dph and we put together a plan that was adopted by the san francisco mental health board. and signed on by all community-based organizations that provide mental health services. i am saying that we have a plan in d-10 and we know how to get started. now it's time to quit saying it's a problem but don't know what to do. but invest dollars into an infrastructure to build a first-class model around the
community. the statistics is that 43% of people coming in clinics in bayview-hunter's point, 60% depression and 40% anxiety. we have a major, major problem in d-10. and we need it start addressing it. thank you very much. >> good afternoon, some of you in the audience probably know who i am. i have been in the construction business for about 40 years. i raised a family in bayview. and when i went into the construction business there were
150 black contractor and today there are three. let me tell you how that happened, the white people in this city has gone on a journey to run every black person out of san francisco. when the population was 28% black, and today it's less than 6%. i know that a lot of black people have good jobs. and you think that everything will be all right as long as you beg these white people for money. but they are not interested in us as black people and they are not going to do much for you if anything. they have taken all the money out of the programs. they have run every black contractor out of san francisco. and the biggest insult i had today, that i come in here and they have signs in the place, spanish on this side and cantonese on this side.
i have lived a lifetime of negro in the black and you know it will be about our color. you see you don't know how white people do us, why we don't have nuthin now. the highest place for black people to go to jail is in california. they told us if we would let them put the train down third street, they would give us parking. that damn train has been there. you need to wake up and tell these people what we need and stop begging for trivial things that they ain't going to give you no ways. >> next group of speakers district 11, marina garero.
francisco. living in hunter's view i encourage the department leaders and effective officers to work with cbos in order to provide the desperately needed services to my community. transportation, jobs, job placement and readiness and youth enrichment services, and all other capturing a healthy environment. thank you. >> i am a resident for more than 20 years. three years ago our community had some program for our asian residen residents, which by the way is largest in district 10. last year services for us have reduced to the point this semester all of our